Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Release and Giveaway for A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE, by Kary Rader

Today my guest is my friend Kary Rader, talking about her latest release, A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE. I'll be posting my review of this book soon (I promise, Kary!) but in the mean time, she's bopping around the blogosphere all month, talking about her book and her inspirations, as well as hosting a great Rafflecopter giveaway on her blog! Make sure to check it out!

And now, here's Kary!

Always Time for Love
by Kary Rader

Katie, thank you for having me on your blog today!

In my recent release, A Taylor-Made Life, the heroine takes a journey of love, loss, and discovery. In the end, she learns a valuable lesson, one we could all benefit from—No one is promised tomorrow. Live today.

Five years ago while I was pregnant with my youngest child, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma cancer. Thank God, he’s now cancer free, but last year when a friend's daughter was diagnosed with cancer, all those emotions I had came flooding back. A Taylor-Made Life is the result of those emotions.

I wanted to write a story that showed how cancer took not only life but time—time with family, time having fun or even working. From the moment cancer comes into your life, all you do, all you focus on, is fighting it—scheduling doctor appointments and treatments, worrying about living, about finances, about those you love. Cancer takes something from everyone in the family, not just the one diagnosed. I wanted the reader to feel the loss from both sides of the bed, because, in my opinion, watching someone you love suffer is much harder than suffering yourself. But more than the suffering, I also wanted to show that there is hope and joy and peace even in a hopeless situation, that we can still find love no matter how far we are from it or how little time we have left. There’s always room for love.

A Taylor-Made Life is a special story looking for a home in the hearts of readers. I pray you give the characters an opportunity to touch you.

They lived the life they were given; they loved the life they made.

Cheerleader Taylor Smith doesn’t want to die a virgin. Unfortunately, if the terminally-ill leukemia patient doesn't find a lover or a stem-cell match within months, her fear will become reality. When her cancer mentor is revealed to be a hottie entrepreneur from California, it seems fate might finally be on her side.

Tech-geek Gavin Taylor has everything he ever wanted, except someone to grieve for him when he's gone. With his melanoma cancer beyond the help of his riches, he agrees to participate in a cancer patient mentoring program where he's matched with a dying teen from Texas. Despite his immediate attraction, the Silicon Valley whiz intends only to provide friendship and happy memories to the beautiful, young woman who is determined to win his love.

When it's discovered that his frozen sperm and her harvested eggs could lead to a cure, Taylor's mother offers to be a surrogate. And Gavin must decide if he can risk the heart he has never given and a child he'll never know to a girl he just met.

Available at

 About the Author...
Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words. It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

Author Links:
Website/Blog:  www.karyrader.com


Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to Amazon, a Charm Bracelet, a Crochet Hat, and SWAG for A Taylor-Made Life, and Queen of Jastain. 

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway begins August 1st and will end August 30th 11:59 EST. The winner will be announced by email. Open to U.S. residents only. We are not responsible for items lost in the mail & have the right to disqualify anyone, at any time. Personal information given by the applicant in the giveaway will never be shared. All information is deleted once the giveaway ends. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for having me on today, Katie!And I can't wait to hear what you think of Taylor and Gavin.

  2. I just recently lost my mother to cancer. I don't thing I can read this right now, too painful, but in a few months/years, I would love to read this book.


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